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Alba, age 38, is a single mother. She has two daughters, ages 18 and 3. The older is in her first year of studies to obtain a degree in Agronomy, while the younger is still very small. Her dream is that her daughter would finish her studies and can be useful in the future.

Alba has worked as a street vendor of all types of merchandise for 9 years. She worked several years abroad in order to build her house, and upon her return she was able to grow her business.

She seeks a loan for the purchase of men’s and women’s jeans, leggings, sneakers, blouses, capris, underwear, and other items that will allow her to offer variety to her customers.
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La señora Alba tiene 38 años, ella es madre soltera, tiene dos hijas, uno de 18 y 3 años, la mayor está cursando el primer año de la carrera de Agronomía, y la menor aun es muy pequeña, el sueño de ella es que su hija termine su estudio y pueda serle útil el día de mañana.
La señora Alba es macatera (venta ambulante) de todo tipo de artículos, desde hace 9 años, trabajó unos cuantos años en el extranjero, estando ahí construyó para su casa y a su vuelta pudo hacer crecer más su negocio.
Ella solicita el préstamo para la compra de vaqueros para damas y caballeros, calza, championes, blusas, capri, ropa interior y otros que le permitirá ofrecer variedad a sus clientes.

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About Fundación Paraguaya

Fundación Paraguaya is a financially self-sustaining social enterprise that promotes entrepreneurship in urban and rural areas through microfinance, education programs, and more. Its focus on agriculture has helped many farmers boost their crop yields. And a number of other borrowers have taken out loans to start and grow social businesses that have helped deliver eyeglasses, medicines and other helpful services in their local communities.

About Paraguay

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 82
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,137,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,449.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Alba to buy jeans for men and women, leggings, sneakers, blouses, capris, underwear, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014